African Itinerary


The Africa itinerary seems to be changing — another option is to go through Frankfurt.  I’m leaving for Chicago in the morning, so it’s confusing planning two trips at once.  But the thought of going back to Europe — even if it’s just to the airport – is pleasing.  It’s been so many years since I’ve been there.  I look forward to the chocolate , and hearing German being spoken again.  After all, I spoke only German until my parents put me into kindergarten where everyone spoke English, including the teacher.  I must have been a slow learner since I had to repeat the first year of kindergarten. You might want to check out my books to see if I’ve improved  since then.


My husband and I spent 22 years working with African young people in South Africa under Apartheid, which deepened my passion for the disenfranchised. During regular returns to the US I earned my MA in Communications at Wheaton Graduate School. Later I became head of publications for Partners International and edited a quarterly magazine. In the 90's I directed the AD2000 Women's Track networking with thousands of international women leaders in Christian ministry. I have written/published twelve books on missions, biography, fiction, most recently two biographical novels about Dr. Katharine Bushnell, nineteenth century crusader against what is known today as trafficking. Daughters of Deliverance and The Queen's Daughters are available in Kindle as well as print on Amazon. I was married to Allen, now deceased, my lifelong sweetheart. We had four sons,( one deceased,) one daughter, and 18 grandchildren. How can I help but praise God for the full life He's given me, and the opportunities even in my senior years, to live purposefully.

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